BILL LLOYD is a Nashville-based songwriter, musician, recording artist, and producer who is most often remembered as half of the late-'80s RCA country-rock duo, Foster and Lloyd. Lloyd's diverse musical activities seem to cross every line in the music biz. He's a record producer (ranging from Carl Perkins to MTV reality show indie-rockers, The Secret), a session player (working with Brit-pop icons Ray Davies of The Kinks and Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze and country stars Steve Earle and Buck Owens) and songwriter (penning cuts by Tricia Yearwood, Cheap Trick, Sara Evans, Poco, Martina McBride, Marshall Crenshaw, and many more). He has a string of critically acclaimed solo records that blend his melodic power and pop sensibility with finely tuned craftsmanship (http://www.billlloydmusic.com). He's the Stringed Instrument Curator at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the music director for the First Amendment Center in Nashville. He also organized and plays in Nashville's high concept cover band, The Long Players, recently profiled on NPR's All Things Considered.